Rough Copy leave ahead of X Factor final

Published Sunday, 08 December 2013
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A tense X Factor results show has seen Rough Copy leave the competition ahead of next week's live final.

Rough Copy leave ahead of X Factor final
Rough Copy leave the competition. (© Rex Features)

The energetic group were pitted against Luke Friend in an emotional bottom two sing-off, but the Judges were unable to decide who to send home during the semi-final and took the vote to deadlock.

With Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald safely voted through, Rough Copy and Luke each performed their 'save me' songs.

Luke sang Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, recently covered by Lily Allen, while Rough Copy performed Boys II Men's End of the Road.

Gary Barlow was first to make his decision and he chose to save his own act Rough Copy.

He said: "These are completely different acts, and at this stage it has to be based on their sing-off performances.

"But I have heard both of you sing better, that was an emotional sing-off."

Louis Walsh was next to vote and he told host Dermot O'Leary: "It is very simple, I am saving Luke."

Nicole sided with Gary's act and voted for the group to be put through to the final.

But she told Luke: "Tonight you sang one of my favourite songs and you really are a little diamond in the rough.

"No matter what, you are going to have an amazing career."

The decision was brought to Sharon Osbourne who felt she couldn't choose between the two acts.

After a tense wait she finally said: "I gonna put it back to the public."

Dermot finally revealed that Luke had received the most public votes and would be going through to the final.

The already emotional singer was visibly shocked at the result as Rough Copy quickly ran to congratulate him.

Speaking after the result, band member Joey told Dermot: "Just being here and being part of the X Factor has been an absolute highlight.

"Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us throughout the competition and a huge thank you to our mentor Gary."

Luke, Sam and Nicholas will perform at Wembley Arena for the X Factor final next week.

A host of music stars will also take to the stage including One Direction, Katy Perry, The Killers, Tom Odell, Elton John and X Factor Judge Gary Barlow.

The X Factor returns to UTV on Saturday and Sunday.

© UTV News
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Isabella in LONDON wrote (129 days ago):
XFACTOR AFTER 10 YEARS STILL HAS NOT PUT THEIR ACT TOGETHER TO REALLY CHOOSE THE RIGHT PERSON WHO DO HAVE THE XFACTOR! WHICH IS STILL A SHAME!! SHARON AND LOUIE HAS GOT A PACT TO VOTE FOR EACH OTHERS' CONTESTANT TO CONTINUE TO STAY IN THE SHOW WHICH IS SO SAD AND PETHETIC TO WATCH. TWO WEEKS AGO SHARON VOTED HANNAH OUT BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN IN THE BOTTOM THREE TIMES; SO WHY SHOULD SHE NOT DO THE SAME TONITE WHEN IT'S 3RD TIME THAT LUKE IS IN THE BOTTOM THREE? NO DOUBT SAM CAN SING, BUT SO ARE THE REST; AND WE CAN ALL SEE THAT SAM REALLY HAS NOT GOT THE STYLE THE XFACTOR ATTRACTION AND CONFIDENCE ON STAGE OR ANYTHING TO MAKE HER A STAR OTHER THAN SING...YET THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CAN SING /SING BETTER WITH STAR QUALITIES THAT ARE YET TO PROGRESS IN THE INDUSTRY. I WONDER WHAT SIMON THINKS ABOUT SAM WINNING THE SHOW? THE COMPETITION IS FOR THE CONTESTANT AND NOT FOR JUDGES TRYING TO WIN AGAINST EACH OTHER WHICH HAS NOW BECOME SO RIDICULOUS AND MADE IT EVEN UNBEARABLY TO WATCH NOW THAT SHARON IS BACK WITH HER PUSHING AND DOMINATING OTHERS. I AM SURE A WHOLE LOT OF SENSIBLE PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY..AND NO DOUBT THAT THE XFACTOR HAD LOST ITS AUDIENCE TO STRICTLY COME DANCING..I THINK THE SHOW SHOULD BE SCRAPED NOW UNTIL NEW IDEAS TO GIVE IT A LIFT AND A FAIR COMPETITION! TELL ME HOW MANY RECORDS SAM IS GOING TO SELL AT HER AGE AND FOR HOW LONG WILL SHE LAST IN THIS DIFFICULT AND HARD BUSINESS OF SHOW BUSINESS IF SHE WINS?..BECAUSE WINNING IS REALLY WHEN THE TOUGH GETTING GOING..AND AFTER A TIME SHE WILL BE ON HER OWN WITHOUT THE XFACTOR IF SHE WINS.
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